George Krewson III Remembers The Patio

The Patio holds a long lasting memory for me.  My Dad purchased the Oceanside Hotel in 1931 and we spent the summers there for the next 14 years.  Although the hotel had a fine dining room with great menus. it was not uncommon for guests and Dad, Mom, and I to visit the Patio.  The shops around it were popular and shoppers would take time out from those visits to dine there.

In 2002 I traveled to Magnolia from my home here in Florida to make a long-sought tour of the many attractions.  The most memorable moments were enjoying lunch with a boyhood friend, Billy Melanson, at the Patio.  Billy has since passed on, but that visit with him at the Patio will emain in my memory.  We grew up in our early years totally enjoying Magnolia and its many attractions, including the Patio.

George Krewson III

194 S. E. Court

Lake City, FL 32025

Patio Farewell Week From Terry Weber

Hi Joey, 

For the last two weeks, the owners of the Patio Restaurant–John and Irene Burke, have bid farewell to their restaurant and to their many friends, family members, and ‘regulars’ at the Patio. The Burkes recently sold the Patio after over 30 years in business on Lexington Avenue in Magnolia. Click on this link for just a few snapshots of one of their farewell parties. 

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The Patio has been described by many as a “home away from home, an extension of one’s own living room, a clubhouse” and more. This is due to the warm hearts and hospitality of John and Irene, their family members: Margo and Chris Rezza, Melissa and James Rezza, and long time friends and co-workers: Kathy Mackin, Lori Somers, Dave Morley, Charlene Young, and Lopes. 

Thank you to John and Irene Burke, and their family, who have made the Patio a second home to many Magnolia & Gloucester residents. Even though “we’ll see you around the neighborhood”, we’ll miss seeing you on a regular basis as you enjoy some long overdue relaxation. The neighborhood won’t be the same without the Patio. 

If any of the readers of GMG have a fond memory of the Patio, and would like to see it published in a possible memory book or other publication, please email your story to bartlett103@yahoo.com. You may also email photos. Please send your stories before November 1.

GloucesterCast 6/6/13 With Guest Ron Gilson and Host Joey Ciaramitaro

GloucesterCast 6/6/13 With Guest Ron Gilson and Host Joey Ciaramitaro

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Host Joey Ciaramitaro

Topics Include:

International Dory Races, Gloucester Harbor Launch,Boating Season, Gloucester Harbor Water Shuttle, Vacationing In Gloucester Totally Based On Public Transportation, The Accommodations At Rocky Neck, The Gloucester House, Cruiseport, The Patio

GloucesterCast 4/30/13 With Chamber CEO Robert Heidt

GloucesterCast 4/30/13 With Host Joey Ciaramitaro and Guest Chamber CEO Robert Heidt

Click to listen- Host Joey Ciaramitaro

Topics Include:
Seaport Grille, Alchemy, The Landing, Calas, Lobster Land, Castle Manor Inn, Ohana, The Franklin, Lat 43, The Patio, CapeAnnChamber.com, Golf Tourney, Small Business Week, Secretary of Education, Pleasant Surprises, Death Row Sub, Death Row Meal, Free Activities,Contact The Chamber

For More Info On Cape Ann Spring Restaurant week Deals-

www.capeannchamber.com/rw

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